- WEIGHT: 40 to 60 lbs
- HEIGHT: 19 to 21 inches
- COLOR(S): Usually black, tan and white, but all hound colors are acceptable. The are usually tricolor.
- BREED GROUP: Hound
WEIGHT: 45 to 80 lbs
HEIGHT: 20 to 27 inches
COLOR(S): Tri-colored. Speckled black spots on white.
Coonhounds are friendly with almost everybody as well as good-natured dogs. While they can be initially wary of strangers, they will warm up quickly to new people. Blueticks have great endurance and can be stubborn when they catch a scent. They are generally obedient, outgoing and hard working. These dogs stay calm while at home and play well with children and other dogs. Keep in mind that they are treeing dogs who will chase small animals including raccoons and potentially cats. After the initial training difficulties, Blueticks will respect their owners. As intelligent dogs, they are good problem solvers and will become destructive if not given enough space to expend their energy. Bluetick Coonhounds may drool quite a lot and have a tendency to bark and howl. Their welcoming howl can be mistaken as aggression when they welcome newcomers.
The care needed for the Bluetick Coonhound breed is minimal. Their coat should be brushed, their ears should be cleaned often and they should only be bathed when necessary.
As deep-chested animals, Bluetick Coonhounds are often susceptible to the major health issue of bloat. This health concern is a serious threat to dogs and often fatal as it is the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer. Less serious health concerns for this breed include hip and elbow dysplasia.
Be sure to give these dogs daily exercise. While a run or walk will suffice, Bluetick Coonhounds can also get sufficient exercise from a raccoon hunt.
Bluetick Coonhounds can be stubborn and therefore require early training to ensure they will respect their masters in the future. Once a coonhound learns its training, it will acknowledge their master’s commands.
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